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Tennis courts set to be re-opened

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4 JUN

Tennis courts set to be re-opened

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A town council has agreed to re-open its tennis courts – but not until the correct Covid-19 guidance has been put in place and a vandalised net has been repaired. The two tennis courts managed by Cheadle Town Council, which are situated at Tean Road Recreation Grounds in Cheadle, were closed when the nation went into lockdown as part of the country’s battle with coronavirus.

A town council has agreed to re-open its tennis courts – but not until the correct Covid-19 guidance has been put in place and a vandalised net has been repaired.

The two tennis courts managed by Cheadle Town Council, which are situated at Tean Road Recreation Grounds in Cheadle, were closed when the nation went into lockdown as part of the country’s battle with coronavirus.

Now, as part of its easing of restrictions, the Government has announced that certain recreational outdoor sports – such as golf and tennis – can now take place.

Cheadle Town Council held it’s first virtual committees meeting over the world wide web on Monday (June 1) during which councillors debated the re-opening of the tennis courts.

There was concern that signage – giving guidance on restrictions, such as one hour play per set of players – would need to be decided upon, commissioned and put up, before the courts could be re-opened safely.

There was also a debate as to whether just the one court, with a usable net, should be opened, as the second court has a net which has been vandalised.

It was agreed to get the damaged net fixed first while also arrange the necessary signage before re-opening the courts to the public.

After the meeting, councillor Ian Plant told the Times & Echo: “I am hoping that by the time we have got the signage and have had the vandalised net fixed, we will be able to open the tennis courts up by Monday (June 8).

“We also need to see who will be opening and closing the courts at the weekend.”

Meanwhile, Staffordshire Police have been reminding people that the play equipment at Cheadle parks remain closed.

A spokesman for the force said on Facebook on Monday (June 1): “It is important to remember that the play equipment in Cheadle is still closed.

This includes the skate park and M.U.G.A.

We will continue to work alongside Cheadle Town Council to make sure that this is observed and people will be spoken to.”

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